jackl (4930) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Brown with a small head. A bit of vanilla and toffee. Notes of licorice. Herbal spiciness. The taste is smokey herbs. Chocolate. Toffee and cocoa. Moderately spicy. Full body, soft carbonation. Not bad.
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a darker orange color with an off white head. Aroma was big caramel, toast, and booze. Flavor was abundantly sweet and malty, not much complexity or balance unfortunately.
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is very bready and has dark toffee, rich apple, very toasty malt, anise, spice, cream vanilla and earthy English yeast. It has a thick rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with dark toffee, bread, licorice, brown sugar, earthy yeast and prevalent alcohol. The finish is sweeter and shows more alcohol, dates and figs. This is good but a bit rich for my tastes these days.
mR_fr0g (3938) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Chesnut copper colour with a small head. Sweet caramel in the aroma. Flavour has some more treacle and toffee notes. light spice. Medium full body.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark malty, sweet and fruit flavors. Aromas are dark and sweet. Very sweet barley wine, no real hop presence, which is what I prefer.
RobertDale (3704) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes a rich brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, toffee, and alcohol. Nice.
bytemesis (3499) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy ruby hazel color, medium creamy tan-orange head that dissipates slowly leaving really nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, toffee, pumpernickel, some dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with light plus bitterness, some pine notes balancing a lot of caramel, toffee, raisin and dark bread. A bit hot. Medium body with some creaminess. Pretty solid.
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a coating crema head. Nose is strawberry preserves, caramel, raisin, banana and wood. Medium body with zesty, biting carb. Hot with sticky lips. Taste is kind of like it smells but berry note is more earthy with a bitter, grassy finish. Quite boozy, at times medicinal; different, good.
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark red with a small head. Aroma is sweet molasses malt with some toffee and alcohol. Flavor is a nice caramel malt with some earthyness and a big dose of alcohol. Very sweet and malt forward and a way big alcohol presence. This is a beer to lay down for a year or two. Right now it is a huge malt bomb with a lot of alcohol.
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz goblet / tulip draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a murky dark brown, with a limited dark khaki head. The aroma is warming toffee, dark fruit, caramel malt sweetness and a warming hint of alcohol in the back. Nice nose. The taste is real big on the toffee and caramel, quite full flavor, transitioning to the plum fruit in the back. Alcohol is present, though primarily in the long malty finish. The palate is heavy to medium bodied, low carbonation level, and the lingering sweet warming booze finish. Nice Barley Wine, I have enjoyed these Perennial beers so far.